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ISBN13: 9780140348934
ISBN10: 014034893x
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Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal, this is a remarkably moving novel — one that has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And, too, it is Cassie's story — Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.

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Winner of the Newbery Medal

A New York Times Book Review Best of Children's Books

A National Book Award Nominee

"Taylor . . . writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity."—The New York Times Book Review

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she's black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

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"The vivid story of a black family whose warm ties to each other and their land give them strength to defy rural Southern racism during the Depression. . . . Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence despite the certainty of outer defeat." —Booklist (starred review)

* Newbery Medal Award

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including

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AK Raven, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by AK Raven)
I rarely re-read books, but this one I have read at least once every two years since I first read it in 6th grade. How Ms. Taylor makes me care so much for these kids in such a short book is a testament to her craft. Heart-warming and heart-renching all at once!
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DaltonT.B.1, November 4, 2010 (view all comments by DaltonT.B.1)
very good book looks through a childs eyes and portrays what she thinks even gets a childs reclesnice and ignorance
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iasophie, March 11, 2010 (view all comments by iasophie)
this is a great book! totally enthralling, it won't let you put it down. Just as you think "just one more sentence" you come across a whole new plot that you never expected, and again you can't put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140348934
Author:
Taylor, Mildred D.
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Southern States Race relations Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.15x4.38x.75 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
12-UP

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Product details 288 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140348934 Reviews:
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Winner of the Newbery Medal

A New York Times Book Review Best of Children's Books

A National Book Award Nominee

"Taylor . . . writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity."—The New York Times Book Review

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she's black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

"Synopsis" by ,
"The vivid story of a black family whose warm ties to each other and their land give them strength to defy rural Southern racism during the Depression. . . . Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence despite the certainty of outer defeat." —Booklist (starred review)

* Newbery Medal Award

* American Book Award Honor Book

* An ALA Notable Book

* A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

* A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

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